Experiences of Antenatal Care Attendance and Health Information Seeking among Working Pregnancy in the Large Industry Descriptive Qualitative Study

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Sasitara Nuampa
Pornnapa Tangsuksan
Chantika Chunpia
Wachira Wanasathit


Purpose: To explore experiences of antenatal care attendance and health information seeking among working pregnancy in the large industry.

Design: Descriptive qualitative study.

Methods: Twenty-one working pregnant women in the large industry were included via purposive sampling technique. An in-depth interview was used to elicit the participants’ experiences. The research instruments consisted of personal information form, in-depth interview guide, and field note. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and applying content analysis for pregnant women’s experiences.

Main findings: The results revealed that factors related to the decision of antenatal care attendance including the effect on working status and compensation, health perception, satisfaction with services, and social support. Moreover, friends at work and social media were important sources of health information seeking among pregnant women.

Conclusion and recommendations: Health care providers should promote pregnancy care with comprehensive dimensions, which recognized the working context. In addition, social support should provide all types of informational, emotional, tangible, and appraisal support for endorsing pregnancy care quality.

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Nuampa, S., Tangsuksan, P. ., Chunpia, C. ., & Wanasathit, W. . (2020). Experiences of Antenatal Care Attendance and Health Information Seeking among Working Pregnancy in the Large Industry: Descriptive Qualitative Study. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 38(4), 44–61. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/244959
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Sasitara Nuampa, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University

Department of Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University


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